Julian Edelman rips Mac Jones: Can't tackle but knows to make pissy faces
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Former New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman called out Mac Jones for making "pissy faces" and not making a tackle on Chandler Jones. Last Sunday, the Las Vegas Raiders claimed a stunning win after Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones intercepted a backward pass and returned the ball for a walk-off touchdown.
After Chandler Jones intercepted the bass intended for Mac Jones, Patriots quarterback Jones didn't manage to make a tackle of Chandler Jones and the Raiders won in a stunning fashion. "The season's on the line, you've got to trip him," Edelman said of Jones on Inside the NFL.
When told that Mac Jones is a quarterback and that they don't practice tackles, Edelman said: "You know what, he also doesn't practice all the antics after plays and waving off coaches and all these pissy faces and stuff.
He doesn't practice that, and he does it. Why can't he make the tackle? It's bad."
Edelman called out Mac Jones, who may not start this week
On Saturday, the Patriots are hosting the Cincinnati Bengals. Ahead of the game. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was directly asked if the team is planning to start Jones at the quarterback position.
Belichick didn't directly answer the question, instead stating that the goal is to beat the Bengals. “Yeah, the plan is to try to beat Cincinnati,” Belichick answered. After their first 14 games, the Patriots have a 7-7 record.
The Patriots haven't been very consistent this season and Belichick underlined the team definitely has areas to improve. “There’s always things that everybody can improve on every week. Just point those out on the film and try to correct them.
That’s players, coaches, every position, that’s what it always is," Belichick added. Even though the Patriots are hosting the Bengals this week, the Bengals are the slight favorites to win the game. It remains to be seen if the Patriots can beat the Bengals this week and improve to 8-7.